Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Biggest Gold Treasure this century, found in India

Greatest discoveries of this century, discovered gold in the form of statues and coins in the basement of the temple Padmanabhaswamy, in southern India. Indian officials have found a treasure worth billions of dollars in temple Padmanabhaswamy.

Diamonds, small statues of gold and silver and gold coins discovered in a storage area underground in the temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy, which is the temple of the kingdom's rulers in the state of Kerala.

Hundreds of armed police deployed around the temple of the 16th century, and the means of monitoring the metal or metal detectors placed at the entrance to the temple after reports about the discovery of the treasure was leaked.

More than Rs. 50,000 Crore treasure (Nidhi in Malayalam) which included antique gold ornaments, diamonds and other precious stones, golden crown, golden bow, golden vessels, and other precious stones were found in the secret chambers (Nilavara in temple) of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The seven member panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India who were drawing up a list of assets of the ancient Lord Vishnu Temple were mesmerized by the sight of the huge treasure grove in front of them. Source said that the original value of the treasure found in the Sree Ananda Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum will be much more than Rs 50,000 Crore when calculating the price including the antiquity of the treasure found.

Some of the list of gold inventory found in the temple include golden crowns, 17 kg of gold coins dating back to the East India Company period, gold in the shape of rice trinkets weighing one tonne, 18 ft long golden necklace weighing 2.5 kg, gold ropes, sack full of diamonds, thousands of pieces of antique jewellery studded with diamonds and emeralds, and golden vessels.